I Believe, I Believe, I Believe

Last Update: September 09, 2015

There's one thing about what I am doing, something I have always believed... I will succeed and I will make it.

Times are often financially tight, especially with 2 young children that I want to send to the best play school. I drive to the next town every morning to drop them off and pick them up again. It is a huge financial hit sending them there, not just the fees but also the petrol and wear and tear on my car. It's also a royal pain in the ass and there are schools in my town, they are just not good enough for my little angels. Also time is money and I spend a lot of time fetching and carrying.

I'm working my butt of during the day on my online baby store that is product based and I have 2 websites for: one for retail and one for wholesale. Then in the evenings after I put my kids to bed I work on my making money online website and my addiction recovery websites and of course spend time here on WA learning and being part of the community.

I am up at 5am most mornings, packing lunches for the kids and hubby, then fighting with my kids to eat, brush their teeth and get dressed. Then getting them strapped into their car seats and singing silly songs all the way to school to entertain them... and of course getting them out the car and into their class rooms is another daily hurdle!

By the time I get back to the car I feel like I have already spent a whole day working, when in fact my day is only beginning! It feels like I blink and it is time to rush to the shops before I collect the kids again. I get home with 2 kids and fight to make supper. Bath time at 7pm for the kids, then it is the run of bed time stories and trying to convince my 4 year old daughter that she does NOT need to wee again, no she can't have any more juice or she will wet the bed. No she can't get out of bed and watch a movie... and so it goes on.

I finish with the kids and it is 8pm already, if I am lucky! A quick cup of coffee with my husband and then back to the laptop to try and get some things done. I blink and it is 11h30pm, everyone has been sleeping for hours. The house is quiet and damn I still need to shower and get into bed.

Where does the time go!

And why do I do this? It is simple. I can feel it, I am so close. I can see my keyword rankings rising, I can see the amount of content on my website increasing. I know I can make money doing this. The end result that I believe in is that soon, very soon I can hire someone to do all the dogs work for my online baby store, I can have the liberty of taking some time off safe in the knowledge that there is some money coming in even if I am not sitting working all day every day.

I know I am close, I know I can do this.

To everyone else wondering and hoping that they can succeed. Watch my blogs because I will share what happens next, I know I will do it and you can too.

Have a lovely evening and keep going.

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ricardo1 Premium
Lynne, that's a very inspirational story. One that when you have the mindset, desire and determination to succeed, nothing will stop you. Its in you knowing that down the road it's all going to payoff for you. You mind focuses on the vision you have set for you. The vision is laid out before, quitting is not an option. Just imagine when your kids have grown-up from the foundation that you have set before them. Much success along your journey.
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks, and yes that is exactly what I keep my mind on at all times. Not where I am right now, but where I am going. It keeps me focused!
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Alpine15 Premium
Thankyou for sharing this lovely blog and it gives me such motivation to keep going. I have 2 preschoolers and we also pay a fortune to keep them there 3 days a week, I have a salary and wages job which is at night and I am determined that I will have success with my site so I can quit my job. At every spare moment I get I work on my travel site and make sure my husband and I have some time together and quality family time too. I feel excited about my online business and reading inspiring blogs from the WA community like yours. I haven't monetised yet as still bulding content and I jump for joy when I look on Google analytics to see there are actually people in the world viewing it. I wish you all the very best for the future. Sarah
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LynneHuy Premium
Sounds like we are in a very similar situation! Keep going and hopefully we can share our success soon! :)
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Mark1957 Premium
One of the wonderful things you obviously have Lynne is a great work ethic so can you imagine how much more you will be able to accomplish when you can eventually get somebody to do the heavy lifting and you can concentrate on your money making site(s)?

I know you won't be putting your feet up watching the help doing your online store, you'll be busy improving your sites and watching them grow and your income along with it....good luck with all of it, it'll come true for you - I know it!

Mark
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LynneHuy Premium
Totally Mark, I can't sit still and do nothing! However the thought of having the option of doing nothing if I so choose sounds really awesome hahhaa. I want the freedom to decide to do that if I want to.
Or of course use the time I have to grow my business more... which is what I will probably choose.
If I do take time off it will be to spend more time with my children.
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Mark1957 Premium
Choice, Lynn, that's what it's all about....choice and freedom!!
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dragolith Premium
I hope so. I feel I have hit a bit of a brick wall recently myself. I have not touched my websites in over 2 weeks now.

I don't even have all of the family commitments you do, you are doing a great job managing it all, and I have no excuse.

Anyway, I wish you well, and once again thanks for the inspiring words :)
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LynneHuy Premium
Don't be discouraged! I took a nearly 6 week break from all my website recently due to a bad run of health after an op. When I started again I saw how my keywords had ranked beautifully. Even time helps with this business :)

I find I have runs of getting content up and things running smoothly... then I hit a brick wall! When I have productive times I like to store up a stash of draft posts for the bad times. Then all I have to do is push the publish button every now and then. Emergency posts lol.

Maybe give that a go when you get yourself back on track?
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sb59ross Premium
You have just explained my life completely. I do the exact same things. From school in the next town to working on my eCommerce store in the day to WA at night, the only difference is I have 4 kids.
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LynneHuy Premium
LOL well then I should be grateful! I had no idea being a parent would be so tough... I love it, so don't get me wrong but it is most definitely a love/ hate thing!
So glad I am not alone, that is what I love about WA. Knowing I am not alone and everyone here is striving for the same thing. I have never met so many like-minded people in one place. It is inspiring and although I am exhausted every day I can't wait to get to the time of day that I can connect with everyone here.
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sb59ross Premium
Totally agree love/hate thing for sure. I find I am more interested in the posts on here than I am on my Facebook, as here we are all trying to achieve the same things, my friends and family don't get it.

There opinions which it has always been, the same as when I first started selling online have been, why dont you just get a job. Well am the one who is better of now for not listening to them and following my dreams, and with more work I will get further.

If anything WA surrounds you with like minded people. However that said it can also be a distraction lol.
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